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Harbour Town restored after Matthew, players happy with course conditions

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Hard to believe that just six months ago the remnants of Hurricane Matthew left Hilton Head Island in disarray and the beloved Harbour Town Golf Links with thousands of down trees.

The Sea Pines neighborhood is thought to have been one of the hardest hit places on the Island. Docks were damaged and a pier missing.

After evaluating the damage on a site visit the week after Matthew, tournament organizers got the thumbs up to move forward with the speedy restoration process that would have the course PGA ready.

Seems recovery efforts went well and from what players tell us today the integrity of this shot makers course has not been lost.

 “Obviously, it is a little more open then it was before,” said Davis Love III, Five Time Heritage Champion. “The green superannuant is happy it gets some more sunlight on the Bermuda grass. It still has the same great character. There could be no trees out here and it’s still a great golf course and one we will always enjoy playing.”

 “There are so many trees out there even though they lost so many,” said Ben Martin, Former Clemson Tiger. “It’s hard to really tell unless you have been out here a lot. I’m sure it will play a little bit different but the overall character and what makes Harbour Town, Harbour Town, stayed the same.”

Wednesday we look forward to the RBC Heritage Pro Am. Tournament play gets under way Thursday. First tee time at 7:10 a.m. 

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